Dorothy Carter

Exploring a Mission to Mars

APA member Dorothy Carter is working with NASA to research team dynamics during long-duration space exploration missions.

"Astronauts on a mission to Mars are very likely to run into challenging and unexpected situations," explains Carter. "The people involved—on Earth and in outer space—may have the natural human inclination to turn to similar others, such as teammates. However, in order to save lives of the people on the mission, NASA personnel may need to be prepared to seek help from dissimilar others."

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